Cashew Industry News

The latest news from the African cashew industry.

16 May, 2013


$25m processing plant in Ghana to be set up by Brazilian cashew company. 

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8 May, 2013


The African Cashew Alliance (ACA) took part in the first edition of a Trade Fair for Cashew, Shea, pineapple, and Borderless Alliances organized in Benin from 29 April to 5 May 2013. Throughout the show, the ACA exhibited at a booth promoting its various activities as well as the World Cashew Festival and Expo 2013 scheduled for September 16 to 19, 2013 in Lagos....

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7 May, 2013

ACi launches a Master Trainer Program offering trainings to a pool of 50 selected applicants to become qualified experts on the cashew value chain in four West African countries Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. For facilitating regional exchange of knowledge, learning and innovation, about 20% of the openings are reserved for applicants from other West...

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30 Apr, 2013

The National Cashew Association of Nigeria (NCAN) organized a hugely successful Access to Finance Conference on Tuesday 23rd April 2013 in Lagos, Nigeria. Present at the well attended event were major stakeholders along the value chain in the Nigerian cashew sector,  as well as  major financial institutions including NEXIM Bank, Ecobank and Fidelity Bank.

Chief among the...

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29 Apr, 2013

Leonard Garden has been named Deputy Managing Director of ACA, marking an important leadership transition at the organization. Garden will be working alongside current Managing Director Christian Dahm through June, when he will assume full MD responsibilities after the official handover takes place.

As only the second Managing Director since ACA’s founding in 2005, Garden was hired...

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11 Apr, 2013

The cashew industry in Ghana has attracted the attention of the government, thanks to efforts by the Ghana Cashew Industry Association. In a meeting with Ghana’s new Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, a delegation representing the Ghana Cashew Industry Association explained the benefits of cashew to the Ghanaian economy.

The Association’s goal of garnering the minister’...

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3 Apr, 2013

Triangular competition in West Africa creating bullish market trends, according to

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25 Mar, 2013

Pick, pull, plop. Pick, pull, plop. This is the sound of cashew nuts being plucked from fallen apples scattering the ground of Mim Cashew. Margaret and Fusenia sit in the dappled shade under one of thousands of cashew trees on the farm, beginning the process that will eventually result in ACA Seal-certified cashew reaching international marketplaces.

Producing export-ready cashew is a...

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15 Mar, 2013

The launch of the cashew season in Burkina Faso this week took place at the premises of ANATRANS factory in Bobo-Dioulasso on the 12th of March, 2013.

The flagoff event, under the auspices of the Burkinabe National Cashew Committee was attended by the Head of District of Bobo-Dioulasso. Over 40 personalities were in attendance including District and Constituency heads,...

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12 Mar, 2013

"The work that still needs to be done is less than what we have accomplished already, I am certain we will reach the next level," said El Hadji Mamadou Bary of SOPELGUI, after he signed up his company for the ACA Quality and Sustainability Seal Program.

SOPELGUI is Guinea’s first cashew processor. The Indian-Guinean joint venture began operating in 2012 and has since exported the first...

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